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Publisher Description

Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name, and suffering from the curse of his generation -- a total lack of interest in the state of the world. The son of a retired railway porter from Winnipeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter with The Winnipeg Herald. Soon Mahatma is scoping local stories of murder and mayhem, breaking a promise to himself to avoid writing victim stories.

As Mahatma is unexpectedly drawn into the inflammatory issue of French-language rights in Manitoba, with all its racial side-channels, he is surprised to find that he has a social conscience. Combating his boss’s flair for weaving hysteria into his stories, Mahatma learns that to stay afloat he must remain true to himself.

Populated with colourful characters -- including an unlikely welfare crusader, a burned-out fellow reporter, a French-language-rights activist, and a visiting journalist from Cameroon -- Some Great Thing is a fascinating portrait of a major urban newspaper and a deeply perceptive story of one man’s coming of age.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
June 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Perennial
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

J.Dason ,

Some Great Thing

A great read. Gives a good insight of subtle and overt racism in Canada. Lawrence Hill has been able to make a statement about the deep evil in the Canadian Society without cynicism and despair.

Drew16Drew16 ,

😶

I liked it.

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